Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has confirmed he is fit to play in Wednesday’s second leg Champions League semi-final tie against Atletico Madrid.
The Chelsea stopper was forced off during last week’s first leg after dislocating his shoulder when colliding with Atletico’s Raul Garcia. It was widely anticipated he would miss the rest of the season with his place taken by reserve keeper Mark Schwarzer, who went on to keep a clean sheet at Atletico’s Vincente Calderon and subsequently in the Premier League trip to Anfield.
It was confirmed that Cech had taken part in fitness training at Chelsea’s Cobham training ground on Tuesday morning, however did not accompany Schwarzer and Hilario for physical goalkeeper training.
Cech’s return comes as a huge boost for Jose Mourinho’s Chelsea, who currently have several first team players sidelined through injury. Key players such as Eden Hazard, John Terry and Samuel Eto’o also took part in training on Tuesday morning, but it is unclear whether they’ll make the squad for the visit of Atletico.
Written by Ben Pugh